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We held a very successful Group Evening on 2 March 2016. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Adult Volunteers and parents met together at the District Campsite for a Treasure Hunt, Barbecue and  Campfire. A really enjoyable evening was had by all and a useful £70.00 was raised for Scout Group funds from the sale of hot dogs/burgers and a Raffle

We have recently completed our annual census for the Scout Association. Membership of the Scout Group currently stands at 70 young people and Adult Volunteers

The Group gratefully received a cheque for £50.00 from the ASDA Green Token Scheme.

We raised a fantastic £75.00 on our tombola at the Hillside School Winter Carnival.  Many thanks to everyone who came along to support us.


1st Lower Earley Scouts 5th Anniversary

More than 60 young people from the Scout Group plus Adult Volunteers, Supporters  and  parents gathered to celebrate 5 years of Scouting at 1st Lower Earley. The evening included a fantastic programme of circus based activities,  visual reflections on the last 5 years, 2 celebration cakes and a fund raising raffle that raised a useful £60.00.


We raised nearly £90.00 for Scout Group funds by running a Tombola stall at Hillside School Summer Carnival on 4 July 2015.11-Jul-15
Beaver Scouts Katakanuing event – 4th July 2015

Another exciting outdoor event this summer at the Wokingham Waterside Centre not only drenched the Beavers with the fun and joy of Katakanuing but even tempted the adults to jump in. The Beavers had their hands-on the Katakanus with self-made colourful oars. Loads of team work, balancing acts and a tiny race on the canoes with a final dip in the water to beat the heat.

Beaver Scouts Pet Care event – 10th June 2015

The Pet (Cat) care session delivered by Jane Bolton from the cat charity went extra-ordinarily well. We had a pin drop silence for the first ever time at the Beavers session. The Beavers enjoyed the session with utmost concentration, active participation and loved the fun way to learn more about caring pet cats.

The Scouts had a great time climbing and hiking over the weekend of 27th/28th June.

We arrived at Symonds Yat on Saturday and met members of the County Climbing Team for a great days climbing and abseiling. It certainly made some of the Scouts face their 'demons'.

Every Scout that went either laughed at danger, overcame their fear or took a large step towards overcoming their fears. On Sunday we travelled home a short distance to allow the Scouts the opportunity to hike from Winterbourne Basset to Avebury Stone Circle, with both Patrols finishing in good time.

Every Scout said they had enjoyed the weekend and asked when can they do something similar?

At Loddon District’s Scout “Big Camp”, 2nd-4th May, the Scouts participated in various activities. They came 3rd in cooking Welsh Cakes and 6th in Entertainment

The Scout Group was recently successful in a charity draw run by the Home Retail Group - we now have a £150 voucher to spend on equipment

Dinosnores - on 25th/26th April, the Cub Scouts plus some older Beaver Scouts and younger Scouts had a sleepover at the Natural History Museum. The young people had a fantastic time doing activities and challenges in the museum until late into the night and then bedded down in one of the galleries among the exhibits!

1st Lower Earley Scout Troop finish in 3rd  place out of 11 teams in the district Murray Plate 5 competition. This is an excellent achievement given that it still a relatively newly formed Troop. This is our first full year in undertaking all 6 events which make up the competition

A year of growth. We have just completed our annual census for the Scout Association. Membership of the Scout Group now stands at 86 young people and Adult Volunteers. A fantastic increase of 21 (32%) on the  2014 census figure.